Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud – Portion 17.v

01-31-13
Exodus 19,7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together, and said:

‘All that the LORD hath spoken we will do.’

And Moses reported the words of the people unto the LORD. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and may also believe thee for ever.’

And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. 10 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments, 11 and be ready against the third day; for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying:

Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it; whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death; 13 no hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live; when the ram’s horn soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.’

14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments. 15 And he said unto the people:

‘Be ready against the third day; come not near a woman.’

16 And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a horn exceeding loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. 18 Now mount Sinai was altogether on smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19 And when the voice of the horn waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

Rav Daniel Saenz-Gonzalez
Chaplain, The Church of Pasadena
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sing unto the LORD, all the earth – Writings:Psalms 96

Psalms Chapter 96

1 O sing unto the LORD a new song;
sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
2 Sing unto the LORD, bless His name;
proclaim His salvation from day to day.
3 Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvellous works among all the peoples.
4 For great is the LORD, and highly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are things of nought;
but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty are before Him;
strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
7 Ascribe unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the peoples,
ascribe unto the LORD glory and strength.
8 Ascribe unto the LORD the glory due unto His name;
bring an offering, and come into His courts.
9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness;
tremble before Him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations:
‘The LORD reigneth.’
The world also is established that it cannot be moved; {N}
He will judge the peoples with equity.
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof;
12 Let the field exult; and all that is therein;
then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy;
13 Before the LORD, for He is come;
for He is come to judge the earth; {N}
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples in His faithfulness. {P}

Ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples – Portion 17.iv

01-30-13

Exodus Chapter 19
1 In the third month after the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 And when they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount. 3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying:

‘Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:

4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto Myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for all the earth is Mine; 6 and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.’

Rav Daniel Saenz-Gonzalez
Chaplain, The Church of Pasadena
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